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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!

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Please read about the origin of the beloved Christmas song "Silent Night." Then enjoy the music and the video:


DEUTSCH

Music: Franz Xaver Gruber, 1818
Words: Joseph Mohr, 1816/1818

Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht,
Alles schläft; einsam wacht
Nur das traute hochheilige Paar.
Holder Knabe im lockigen Haar,
Schlaf in himmlischer Ruh!
Schlaf in himmlischer Ruh!

Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht,
Hirten erst kundgemacht
Durch der Engel Halleluja,
Tönt es laut von fern und nah:
Christ, der Retter ist da!
Christ, der Retter ist da!

Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht,
Gottes Sohn, o wie lacht
Lieb' aus deinem göttlichen Mund,
Da uns schlägt die rettende Stund'.
Christ, in deiner Geburt!
Christ, in deiner Geburt!

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ENGLISH

Music: Franz Xaver Gruber, 1818
Words: John Freeman Young, 1863

Silent night, holy night
All is calm all is bright
'Round yon virgin Mother and Child
Holy infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, holy night,
Shepherds quake at the sight.
Glories stream from heaven afar,
Heav'nly hosts sing Alleluia;
Christ the Savior is born
Christ the Savior is born

Silent night, holy night,
Son of God, love's pure light.
Radiant beams from Thy holy face,
With the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth
A blessed Christmas to all who stop by here!

14 comments:

  1. On this, the Greatest of All Great Days, let us hope and pray with renewed energy and dissolving doubt that God, -- the Source and Essence of PRINCIPLE, INTELLIGENCE, CREATIVITY, SOUL [i.e. Individuality in mystical union with God], TRUTH, LOVE, BEAUTY, and LIFE, itself -- all synonymous with one another -- is born anew into this world today in the Person of Jesus Christ whose Ultimate Sacrifice is made to demonstrate the virtue and immense power of true humility.

    MERRY CHRISTMAS! Let us rejoice, give thanks, and sing in praise of God's Great Gift to us, His fractious, wayward children, whom He must love in spite of ourselves. ;-)

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  2. Merry Christmas! Let us rejoice and give thanks for Jesus. And of course, for pumpkin pie with whipped cream....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFjdfjrtf1Q

    Tammy

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  3. Merry Christmas AOW! Beautiful version. and Amen to what FT said... and pass the pumpkin pie.

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  4. To think that Franz Gruber's descendant Hans became notorious for the Christmas destruction of the Nakatomi building on Christmas Eve.

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  5. AOW, I hope this Christmas finds you and your hubby enjoying the blessings and the promise of the Christchild. May your new year be better than 2014. Bless you both.

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  6. hi AOW:) happiest and warmest holiday wishes hun! xoxox

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  7. Hey, its beautiful in German too!!!! Merry Xmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Replies
    1. FN!

      Good to see you here. It's been ages since you were blogging.

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    2. Its been too long, but circumstances have changed and I have some time to blog!!! Yippee!!!!!

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    3. FN,
      There certainly is plenty to blog about.

      Looking forward to more blog posts at your site.

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